Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) NEW BOOK: Out & Allied: An Anthology of Performance Pieces Written by LGBTQ Youth and Allies. Portland, ME: addverb Publications, 2011 (forward this item to your drama teacher and your GSA advisor)
(2) HHS’ SAMHSA-Connected PDV Foundation Offers Well-Aware Archived Webinars on Suicide and Young Children (forward this one to an elementary educator)
(3) Apple's new iPhone 4S blocks searches for abortion care and for birth control (forward this to a youth activist or a school nurse)
(4) resource for male survivors! Survivors Helping Survivors: A Practical Guide to Understanding Peer-Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence (forward this to a school nurse, counselor, social worker or psychologist)
(1) NEW BOOK: Out & Allied: An Anthology of Performance Pieces Written by LGBTQ Youth and Allies. Portland, ME: addverb Publications, 2011.
This collection of poetry, spoken word, short plays and monologues includes a wide spectrum of perspectives from LGBTQ youth and allies. Each work speaks to a different experience and includes a little something for everyone. In “Sock It To Me, Baby,”
by Cathy Plourde, a sock puppet gives advice to a gay youth struggling with coming out. A straight ally defends his support of LGBTQ issues in, “What Makes a Man?” by Micah Malenfant and the spoken word piece, “Liquid Gender Form,” by Stephen M. Feest points
out the frustration felt when gender doesn’t fit neatly into a male or female package. This collection should find a home in school and public libraries serving youth ages twelve and up, as well as middle school, junior high and high school drama programs.
The royalty-free performance release will allow small groups as well as larger drama programs to make wide use of the material for productions. Of special note is the “Out & Allied Handbook,” which contains lists of resources, a glossary, staging tips, and
a writing and production guide. These elements, combined with the full spectrum of LGBTQ and allied voices make Out & Allied an excellent publication.
Thank you for this review to volunteer Sam Harris and a youth from OASIS at the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.
(2) HHS’ SAMHSA-Connected PDV Foundation Offers Well-Aware Archived Webinars on Suicide and Young Children
Well Aware has made available podcasts and PowerPoint slides from their fall series of three webinars themed “starting young, starting early.” The webinars are sponsored by the State of Wyoming using Garrett Lee Smith funding.
The webinars include: Cry for Help: Can Children Elementary-Age and Younger Really Be Suicidal?; Guiding Light: Helping Parents Comprehend the Potential for Suicide in Their Children; and How Young Is Too Young? Age-Appropriate Programs to Foster Suicide
Prevention in Children.
SOURCE: HHS’ SAMHSA-Partner, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, The Weekly Spark, November 18, 2011
(3) Apple's new iPhone 4S blocks searches for abortion care and for birth control
Amplify is a project of Advocates for Youth (www.advocatesforyouth.org). Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions
efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.
(4) resource for male survivors! Survivors Helping Survivors: A Practical Guide to Understanding Peer-Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence
1 in 6 and The Men's Project offer this guidebook to explore benefits, risks, and challenges of peer-support for survivors of sexual violence.
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